1125 Broadway
PO Box 1100
Hewlett, New York 11557-0903

Main phone: (516) 374-1967
Programs: (516) 374-1667
Fax: (516) 569-1229

Susan O. de Sciora, Director

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Consumer Information

  • AnnualCreditReport.com: official FTC site -- truly free credit report
  •  Appliance411.com:  appliance parts and repair help
  • AudioReview.com: a consumer review site
  • Bank Rate Monitor
  • Best's Insurance Ratings Online: required free registration
  • The Better Business Bureau
  • Consumer Law Help Manual (New York State Consumer Protection Board)
  •  Consumer Guide: product reviews
  •  Consumer Reports (available on Ebsco Database, requires login)
  • Consumer World
  • Cornell Co-operative Extension:  Take a look at their  Fact Sheets
  • Designing a More Usable World
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Medicare and Medicaid information
  • new itemFederal Trade Commission: Consumer Protection
  • GetHuman: bypass automated telephone systems to talk to a REAL person
  • Household Products Database: health and safety of products & their ingredients
  • Insurance.com: the insurance guide
  • Internet Consumer Recycling Guide
  • New CategoryKnow Your Card:  provides publications in several languages on topics such as credit cards, frauds and scams, housing, insurance, money management and investments, and privacy rights. Features consumer rights FAQs and links to consumer resources.
  • Moving.com: includes City Comparisons, Tools, Guides and Calculators to help you relocate! 
  • Nassau County Department of Consumer Affairs
  • New York State Consumer Information
  • New York State Consumer Protection Board
  • New York State Department of Health Consumer Information
  • New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • New York State Insurance Department
  •  Protectyourmove.gov: know more about your moving company
  • U.S. Consumer Gateway: your link to federal consumer information

  • Automotive Information
  • Autoweb.com: all things automotive
  • Auto Channel
  • Consumer Guide -- reviews of vehicles and appliances
  • DealerNet.com: research specs, pricing & reviews
  •  Edmund's car prices
  •  Kelley Blue Book: new and used car values
  • NADA Price Guides: automotive, power sports, marine, RV, aircraft
  • Insurance Institute for Highway Safety/Highway Loss Data Institute : Crash testing & Highway safety
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  •  Safercar.gov: the nation's premier source of vehicle safety info from the government
  • Weekend Mechanics Club

  • Charities
  • American Institute of Philanthropy: helping you give wisely to charity
  • Charity Navigator: your guide to intelligent giving
  • DonorsChoose.org: an online charity connecting you to classrooms in need
  • Exempt Organizations search: Online version of IRS Publication 78
  • GuideStar: the donor's guide to the Charitable Universe
  • National Charities Information Bureau
  • Pennies for Charity: Where your money goes (NYS Attorney General's Office)

    new itemEmergency Preparedness & Assistance
    • www.usa.gov/Topics/Weather/Hurricane/sandy.shtml

    Home Improvement and Repair
  • ACME How to.com:  How it works, how to diagnose a problem and how to make the repair; repair guides are fully illustrated and feature step by step instruction.
  • Better Homes and Gardens: Home Improvements
  • Bob Vila.com: How To...
  • DIY Network
  • Do-it-yourself.com: information on home building, remodeling, decorating, repairing, cost estimates & home finances
  • Family Handyman
  • HGTV: Home and Garden TV network
  • Home Depot.com: home building, repairing, decorating, installation and gardening projects. Supplies lists of "stuff you'll need" such as tools and materials, step-by-step instructions, skill levels, estimated time and related topics
  • Hometime: from The Learning Channel
  • McGraw-Hill Construction Network for products: online resource for building product information (formerly Sweet's Catalog)
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry: Homeowner's Links
  • Popular Mechanics
  • New item 12/1/2010 Referwork: Specialized projects and DIY How-to's
  • ThisOldHouse.com
  • New Category
                                        (12/4/10)Home Ownership

    Avoiding Foreclosure

    • Making Home Affordable is aHousing and Urban Development (HUD) program to assist homeowners to avoid foreclosure. HUD also offers guidance to avoid foreclosure. Visit: www.hud.gov and click on the link “Avoid Foreclosure” for getting help, keeping your home, refinance options, rental assistance and relocation options.

    • For other HUD approved agencies in the New York Metro area visit the following site and select HUD Approved Counseling Agencies.  Visit: www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc

    Product Recalls

    Real Estate
  • Domania: buying, selling or browsing for a new home or a new neighborhood
  • HomeStore.com: moving and relocation (locally or out-of-state) ; links to resources, research & school reports
  • HUD: Homes for sale:  single family homes and multiple family properties that are available for sale from federal agencies.
  • International Real Estate Digest:  links to real estate related websites, information is provided that is suitable for the layperson's use.
  • MLSLI realtor.com: real estate listings for the counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens.
  • Newsday.com-Real Estate for Nassau, Suffolk and Queens: classified ads for rentals and sales, data on recent home sales, community profiles, environmental reports, and school report cards.
  • Protectyourmove.gov: know more about your moving company
  • Realtor.com: a  helpful source for finding realtors, homes, properties, neighborhoods, this site offers mini tutorials on home buying, selling and related matters.
  • Sperling's Best Places: a wonderful starting place for comparative information on cities, crime, climate, cost of living and school statistics.

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